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MICHELLE HUGHES | April 22, 2015 | CHOOSING WISELY | |

A list of five things to change the conversation about low value health care

In this fourth article in our Choosing Wisely series, Dr Lynn Weeks  AM, CEO of NPS MedicineWise looks at how lists of five things can really change the conversation about low value health care and waste when the right people are part of the conversation.  Dr Weeks writes: This month, Choosing Wisely Australia® launches with [...]

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MICHELLE HUGHES | April 20, 2015 | HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS | 5 |

Lessons from a social media stoush

Many thanks to  Wendy Oakes, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, Heart Foundation NSW for this insight into using social media for public health advocacy.

Wendy writes:

Mentioning e-cigarettes on any public platform  can be a daunting experience. While social media is a potential tool for public health advocacy  the reality is that in the area of e-cigarettes, noisy, strident ‘vapers’ often  monopolise the discourse forcing many supporters of e-cigarette regulation into silence.

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MELISSA SWEET | April 19, 2015 | HEALTH REFORM | |

What are the challenges and priorities facing the new Primary Health Networks?

This post compiles some reaction to the Federal Government’s recent announcement of the successful tenders for 28 of the 31 Primary Health Networks (more details here; map of boundaries here - or see the list at the bottom of this post). The PHNs will have Community Advisory Committees, and their six key priorities for targeted work are mental [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 19, 2015 | HEALTH REFORM | |

Diagnosing some important health gaps in the Intergenerational Report

Science broadcaster Karl Kruszelnicki has expressed “deep regret” over his role in promoting the Federal Government’s Intergenerational Report, citing its inadequate attention to climate change. However, this photo taken just a few days ago in a shopping centre in Mackay in regional Queensland shows that he is still being used to promote the report. Meanwhile, a [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 19, 2015 | CANCER | |

NSW: where polluters trump public health concerns

The recent NSW election has put the spotlight on the State Government’s prioritising of vested interests ahead of public health, according to Jude Page, NSW branch president of the PHAA. The health impacts of polluting motorways, coal mine expansions, and coal seam gas exploration deserve far greater scrutiny and action, she argues. Her article also [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 17, 2015 | CHILD HEALTH | |

Putting the spotlight on the first 1000 days, to improve children’s futures #LongRead

The first 1000 days is the name of a global movement that recognises the importance of the period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday as a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier futures. The right nutrition and care during this 1,000 day window can have a profound effect on a child’s ability to [...]

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Six challenges facing Australia’s medical research sector

This is an edited version of a speech about the challenges facing medical research given by outgoing National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) CEO Warwick Anderson at the National Press Club on Wednesday:

It’s been a great privilege to have been the head of NHMRC for going on a decade. That’s four governments, six health ministers, a funding increase from A$437 million in 2006 to A$859 million today and tens of thousands of applications for funding. And when I finished in March, I was [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 16, 2015 | #JUSTJUSTICE | 1 |

Help change the conversations around Aboriginal health, with some #JustJustice

The over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is a profound threat to the health and wellbeing of communities, families and individuals, according to Summer May Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman who works in Aboriginal health and is a PhD candidate. In the article below, Finlay encourages Croakey readers to engage with the recently [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 16, 2015 | HEALTH REFORM | 1 |

In full: the four volumes of the Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services, which the Government has been sitting on for five months

Last year, more than 2,000 individuals and organisations made submissions to the 2014 Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services, which was undertaken by the National Mental Health Commission to terms of reference provided by the Federal Government in early 2014. The final report, dated 30 November, makes clear the Commission expected the report to [...]

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MELISSA SWEET | April 15, 2015 | CO-PAYMENTS | |

How we’ve ended up with a bankrupt health debate…

Health policy news has been making headlines of late. There’s been: • the Federal Government’s long-awaited announcement on the new Primary Health Networks; • the move to financially penalise conscientious objectors to childhood vaccination (the merits of this approach have been questioned by some public health experts); • calls for action on mental health reform in the wake [...]

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